Warracknabeal Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre Inc

Committed to Innovative Community Learning


Office Hours

Monday to Friday
9.00am to 4.00pm

Closed public holidays and weekends.

Contact Us

2 Cox Street, Warracknabeal, VICTORIA 3393
Phone (03) 5396 1360 Fax (03) 5394 1103                                                                                                                                                                    
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Courses & Programs

Expressions of interest are welcomed.  Ideas for programs and courses to be developed will be considered.

We would love to hear from any trainers or tutors who may wish to share their skills with the community.

Please visit our Events Calendar page for more information on upcoming courses.

Upcoming Courses & Programs..... 

STEP AEROBICS with Rikki Nitschke

Step up, step up and join the fun and vibrant Step Aerobics class.
Walk to your own beat and exercise to music for a great cardio workout.
Children Welcome.

Monday 5.45pm - 6.45pm

Wednesday 9.15am - 10.15am

Cost: $5 per session.

Children welcome, all fitness levels catered for. Enquiries contact Rikki 0438 981 347

STEP and CARDIO BOXING COMBO with Rikki Nitschke

The best of both worlds in the one class! This fun class incorporates step aerobics and cardio boxing movements in the one class.
Equipment supplied.

Wednesdays 5.45pm - 6.45pm

Cost: $5 per session

Children welcome, all fitness levels catered for. Enquiries contact Rikki 0438 981 347

YOGA with Susan Martin    

Come and experience the health benefits of Yoga.

For Experienced Participants

Experienced Class:

Date: Tuesday's, 6 Week Block: March 5 - April 9

Time: Level 2 Yoga: 5.15pm - 6.30pm. Level 1 Yoga: 6.45pm - 8pm

These class is for people who have practiced yoga before.

Cost: $15 casual or $72 per 6 week block.

Please bring a thick blanket, yoga mat if you have one and water. Please fast for 2 hours before the class Disclaimer and Personal History forms required.

Payment and enrolment prior to first session please. Bookings with Neighbourhood House. 03 5396 1360

Aqua Movers             

Aqua Movers is a water aerobics class to assist in maintaining fitness. 

There is also an option to participate in swimming as an alternative to aerobics.

When: Every Monday

Time:  9:10am for 9.20am departure

Where: Horsham Aquatic Centre

Cost: $8.00 per session, includes bus transport, pickup from Neighbourhood House

Participants can also enjoy lunch together at Thipatiy Coffee Lounge at their own cost.

Table for One             

FREE 6 week cooking and educational programs.

Healthy eating options for people living on their own who have been touched by cancer personally or someone close to them. Incorporating opportunities for shared meals, as well as educational sessions about nutrition, exercise nad general wellbeing. 

When: Friday Feb 22, Wednesday Feb 27. Then Fridays: March 8 - March 29, 2019

Time:  11am - 1pm

Where: Warracknabeal Neighbourhood House

Cost: FREE

Please contact the Warracknabeal Neighbourhood House for more information and to enrol.

Meditation and Relaxation

With John Martin

Meditation and Relaxation helps to reduce stress, depression and anxiety. Meditation can provide a healing of the human spirit and help us maintain control, balance and insight into our lives. John practices meditation everyday and brings along his many years of experience in creating a relaxed meditative state.

Date: By appointment.

Time: By appointment

Cost: $2

Bookings required. Please contact us so we can help arrange a time.

Social Media for Small Business "Let's Get Social"

Wanting to improve the way you use social media for you business or community group as part of your marketing plan? But not sure where to start, this workshop is for you! It's designed to help you be confident about the content you’re publishing online to best promote your business.

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Time:  7.30pm - 9.30pm

Where: Warracknabeal Neighbourhood House

Cost: $60 or $40 Concession. Bookings and payment by Monday March 18, 2019

Barista Training

Two day course. Learn how to make espresso coffees, froth milk, clean machines and grind beans.

Date: Wednesday March 27 - Thursday March 28, 2019

Time: 10am - 3pm

Cost: $50 or $25 concession

Learn Local training provided by Helen Dillon from Beulah Bic.

Responsible Service of Alcohol - SITHFAB201

Delivered by MADEC

Accredited with the VCGLR and is essential for anyone working where alcohol is sold.

Date: To be advised

Time: To be advised

Cost: $115

Please enquire with the Centre with your contact details.

Download enrolment form

Food Safety Handler - SITXFSA001

Delivered by MADEC

Food hygiene awareness is a requirement for all persons handling, preparing and storing food in workplace or volunteer positions.

Date: To be advised

Time: To be adbesed

Cost: $110

Please enquire with the Centre with your contact details.

Provide First Aid & CPR - HLTAID003

Training Delivered by Roger Murray

Date: Monday March 18, 2019

Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm (CPR morning only)

Cost: $175 or $80 CPR only

Enrolment and payment please by Monday March 11, 2019 to confirm your place and assist with finalising numbers. There is also a work book for all full Provide First Aid participants, that needs to be picked up and completed before the course on Monday March 18.

A Unique Student Identifier is required for this course, information on how to obtain a USI can be found in the Forms tab. Photo or Medicare Card identification required with enrolment.

Please contact us and provide your name, phone number and email so an online enrolment invitation can be sent to you.

Local Learners

If you want to obtain your Learner Drivers Permit, but need some help to develop better understanding of rules, questions and test requirements?

This programme will put you on the right road and steer you towards achieving your goal. 

Cost: $60 or concession $40

Please contact the Centre to organise a time.


Work Skills

Learn skills to assist your search for work. Includes: Resumes, Personal Presentation, Interview Skills and Budgeting.

Dates and time on appointment. Please contact the centre to organise a time.

Cost: $60 or $40 Concession

Bookings and enrolment forms to be completed before course commencement. Payment required to guarantee your place.

Basic Computers

Our course offers a range of current and practical training modules using Windows 10. Training can be tailored to meet individual or group needs, using online resources to explore a variety of topics.

Date: Friday's March 1st - April 5th, 2019

Time: 10am - 12pm

Cost: $60 or $40 concession

Modern laptop computers provided. Enrolment and payment required by Monday Feb 25th, 2019

Basic Computers One-On-One

Need specific, perdonally tailored basic computer training? Please contact the centre to arrange a time to talk through your needs and book a one-on-one appropriate time.

Cost: $20 per hour

Date and time to be arranged.

Operating an Apple iPad

This short course covers the basic settings and functions for the iPad.

Cost: $20 per hour

Please contact the Centre to register your interest and organise a date and time.

Budgeting Basics

Where does your money go? Do you have any savings? Our short Budgeting Basics program will give you the knowledge to effectively manage you day-to-day finances.

Date: Friday's March 1st - March 15th, 2019

Time: 1pm - 3pm

Cost: $60 or $40 concession

Modern laptop computers provided. Enrolments and payment required by Monday Feb 25th, 2018.

French Language classes > Votre prof Ginny Clark

Experienced Class

Date: Tuesdays, 7 Week block starting Feb 19 - April, 2019

Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm

Cost: $70

Beginner Class

Date: Proposed day, Tuesdays, afternoon or early evening.

Cost: $30 per session for 1 participant, $15 per session for 2 or more.

Please enquire and book with the Centre. 

English as a Second Language (ESL)

With John Martin

Dates and time on appointment. Please contact the centre to organise a time.

Cost: $60

John volunteers his time to assist those for whom English is their second language and want to improve their conversation and literacy skills. This is provided through one-on-one tuition to ensure individual needs are met.

Writer's Group             

When: First Thursday of every month

Time: 10.00am


Passionate about writing and wanting a forum to share your work with others.  Come along and join the friendly and supportive Writer's Group.
Available during office hours


For learners or established players. Chess set provided.

Cost: $2

Please contact us to organise a day and time.

Figure Drawing Made Easy

With Nina Gould

2 day afternoon course

Date: Saturday March 30 and Sunday March 31, 2019

Time: 1.30pm-5.30pm

Cost: $90

Bookings and payment required by Friday March 22, 2019. Minimum numbers required for class to run.

Genealogy Family Tree Research

With Anita Payne

Are you interested in learning more about your family history? Do you know where to start? Is there an interesting person in your family history that you would like to know more about?

Then this is the class for you. If there is a specific topic taht you would like to learn about, eg. Countries ro time periods, 1800s, let us know so that Anita can plan tht into her session. Who knows what you might find out about your family!

Date: Saturday April 6, 2019

Time: 10am-4pm

Cost: $65

Bookings and payment required by Friday March 29, 2019. Minimum numbers required for class to run.

Laptops provided or BYO laptop or device. Free Wi-Fi available for those who bring thie own laptop or device. BYO lunch or you can pop out to get something down the street.

Adult/Secondary College Visual Art Classes

With Graphic artist/illustrator Shane Boland. Expressions of interest/enrolments being taken. Proposed evening or weekend classes to suit people in a relaxed non pressure atmosphere. Once or twice a week for up to eight weeks. Mediums in, watercolour, pen and ink. With landscape, architecture, animals, portraits, botanicals, cars, to name a few. Cost: $270 based on once a week for 8 weeks. With 10-15per class. Materials not included but need not be expensive; A3 watercolour pad, A3 sketchpad, 2b 3b pencils, basic watercolour paint and brushes, pen and ink and pen. Location: Warracknabeal Neighborhood House. Enrolments and enquires to Shane at Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Phone: 0428 821 569 Facebook: Shane Boland Illustrator








Conversational French

Are you planning on traveling and would like to benefit from learning French? Courtesy of Jeanie Clark, this is now possible.

Date: Wednesday's July 23rd to August 27th


Time: 4.00pm-5.00pm


Cost: $50 for 6 weeks.


Please book your place.